As you all know I'm going to japan this morning. I will be there for over two weeks. I plan to take at least 200 pictures daily. I will be trying my best to upload them every day.
Due to the large volume oh photos i will be uploading ... i set up a whole seperate site just for them.
Along with my photos I will be posting in the forums.
I want to wish you all a happy new year and thank you for pitching in to buy our own server. It's good to have this site be self sufficient.
One of the main reasons I am going to Japan is to enjoy the most wonderful food on the planet. Japanese food is the finest, most delicate and delicious sustanance ever concocted. It combines all my favorite things and creates things you would never even consider eating if it weren't there in front of you.
Here is a photo journey into what i will be eating:
so don't sleep.... here is what i have for sale:
IBM Thinkpad $5.00
Neon Genesis Evangelion 0:2 $10.00
Neon Genesis Evangelion 0:1 $10.00
Tupak Shakur: Before I Wake $10.00
Queen of the Damned $10.00
The Opportunists $10.00
Strange Days $10.00
Fritz the Cat $10.00
The Replacement Killers $10.00
Xetex Geiger Counter $20.00
Symbol Wireless Barcode Scanner PDA $40.00
IBM Hub 3299-2 NPFA Type II $5.00
Orckit DSL modem
Fluke 80T-IR Infrared Temperature Probe $40.00
2.4ghz antenna ceiling mount s2403bh $20.00
Rave MP3 Player $8.50
AT&T Cable modem $20.00
Ricochet USB Modem $5.00
Conar Model 202 Frequency Counter
Alinco DJ-S41 $31.00
Ezonics EZ Cam Digital Camera/Webcam USB $20.00
Aceco Frequency Counter $10.50
ICOM IC-Q7A $79.01
AOR AR8200MKII w/computer interface and more $113.50
Fujitsu 10GB Laptop HD $10.00
so place your bids!
I wrote an article a few months ago about using freebsd and ipfilter to do transparent bridging in combination with ipfw. This article goes into further detail about monitoring the firewall.
In my previous article I talked about zeebeede. I've decided against using at as I found that net-snmp now allows for the daemon to bind to tcp instead of udp. This makes it easy to set up an ssh tunnel which will give us a secure means of transfering the snmp queries over the wire...
Early Saturday morning I will be driving out to new mexico (12 hour drive) to see my wonderful mother! She just moved in to her new condo in Albuquerque! It will be great. I went to High School in new mexico and I really miss it. They have the best green chile in the world there!
I'll take lots of pictures so you all can see pics of the Land of Enchantment.
I have selling a bunch of my stuff that I don't really need anymore. Check out all auctions and bid on them if you see anything interesting!
osaka (i'll be there for three days (new years eve day, new years day and the next day)
then on to a suburb of kyoto where i will stay with bree for a week in her place there. that will be the best part of my vacation and actually the whole point of my visit really.
then on to tokyo where i will stay for the final week of my trip. i plan on buying a nice older laptop (maybe 3 years old) as well as a smart card writer (usb) and maybe a little music playing device of some sort,
i plan on bringing $1000 for food, $1000 for lodging and $1000 for toys.
The self contained, easy to set up Cobalt RAQ server appliance now maintained by Sun Microsystems is vulnerable to a remote root exploit which ironically affects the SHP (security hardening package). Grazer released the advisory along with an exploit on i-security.nl. A patch for the problem is available for download.
The feds have some crazy idea in their minds that making a gigantic database of everyones information is a good idea. It's not. The feds can't even secure there own computers let alone a system with everybody's info on it... did i mention a convicted felon will be heading this project?